Eyal E. Porat
University of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Eyal Porat is a Professor within the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He serves as the department’s Division Director at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Prior to his recent arrival to Houston, Porat served for 6 years as the Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel. He also headed the Division of Aortic Surgery within that Department. From 2000 until 2006 Dr. Porat served as Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of the Robotics Program, which he established at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of the University of Texas at Houston. He also founded “The Memorial Hermann Institute for Cardiovascular Research and Robotics Technology” where he served as Medical Director. Porat was born in Haifa, Israel. He attended medical school at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. He completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery Suma Cum Laude at Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. During his residency, Dr. Porat was involved in clinical research at University Hospital “Vrije Universiteit” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Porat conducted academic teaching and research within the Tel Aviv University – Sackler School of Medicine and continues this activity at the University of Texas. His research and clinical interests include aortic surgery, robotic surgery as well as minimally invasive and beating heart coronary artery surgery. He is a member of many professional organizations and medical societies and serves on the editorial boards of prestigious professional journals. Porat is married and father of 3 children, the oldest serving as an air-force intelligence officer.
His research and clinical interests include aortic surgery, robotic surgery as well as minimally invasive and beating heart coronary artery surgery.